Following a recall earlier in November by Russ Davis Wholesale for a series of fresh vegetable products because they may be contaminated with Listeria, Missa Bay, LLC has recalled about 97,272 pounds of salad products that may be contaminated with E. coli.

The recalled salad products contain meat or poultry and have lettuce that may be contaminated with E. coli. The salads were produced from Oct. 14 to Oct 16, which may be updated to include more products, poundage, and labels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said.

The affected salads do have an establishment number of EST. 18502B inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to distribution locations in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

A full list of recalled salad products can be viewed here.

The FSIS is urging distribution centers, restaurants, and institutions to check their refrigerators and freezers for the recalled salad products. They should not be served. They should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Questions about the recall can be directed to Mary Toscano, consumer affairs manager at Bonduelle at 1-800-800-7822.

The E. coli contamination was discovered during testing by the Maryland Department of Health as part of an outbreak investigation. During the testing, the lettuce in the salads tested positive for E. coli.

E. coli symptoms can include diarrhea, that is often bloody, and vomiting. In some instances, illnesses can be more severe. Most people recover within a week, but in rare instances, more severe infections can occur, including kidney failure. Individuals with symptoms of E. coli infection should see their healthcare provider.

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